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Welcome to Music in the Vines Recording Label

David Leshare Watson MITV was founded by David Watson 1998, in the city of Sonoma CA. David saw that some great musicians were not getting the breaks and needed to have a label and home base.

In the beginning, five artists plus David were featured on the MITV website, and within six months there were twelve. In addition to the MITV artists, we also offer music from great musicians on independent labels, further adding to our musical offerings. MITV distributes exclusively through the internet and word of mouth.

Compact Discs by these and all MITV artists may be purchased on-line through our fully encrypted, safe, secure shopping cart system using your Visa or Master Card and recently newly added Square card service.

MITV also sell the finest music Books available (Sher Music Co. Music Books) for jazz, latin and instruction books for beginners and professionals, plus play-along tapes and CD's.

Please enjoy browsing around our site!

Two TV Appearances



David Watson
Mickey Roker - drums, Chris Berger - bassist, Pete Souders saxophone, not seen - Sam Dockery on piano,
at Ortlieb's Jazz Haus in Philadelphia, PA.

Dave Watson

Mel Brown, Benny Golson & David Leshare Watson
at Jimmy Maks, Portland, OR

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Contact Us

Music in the Vines, 111 Northridge Dr. , Ridgefield, WA 98642
dwatson@vom.com

David's Upcoming Events

Thursday, April 23rd

May 28th
June 25th
July 23rd
August 27th

Re-Birth Of The Cool,
Bebop 'n Beyond

Featuring
The Music of Gil Evans & Miles Davis "Birth Of The Cool"

Vie De Boheme

featuring
David Watson vocals and band leader,

Lee Wuthenow tenor sax, Pete Petersen bari sax, Bryan Dickerson alto sax, John Dover trumpet, Tom Hill trombone, Bryant Byers bass trombone & tuba, Jon Letts bass, Laura Cunard piano and Tim Rap drums.

1530 SE 7th Ave, Portland
8 to 11 pm, $8.00 cover

Reservations (503) 360-1233

Saturday, April 11

Wilf's

800 NW 6th at Union Station, Portland

Saturday, April 29

Wilf's

With the Ron Steen Singer's Showcase

800 NW 6th at Union Station, Portland

Mother's Day, May 10

The Tea Zone, & Camellia Lounge

7:30 to 11:30 pm
510 NW 11th Ave, Portland, OR

May 26

Coyotes

Guest artist at the Laura Cunard Tuesday night jam

5301 W Baseline Road, Hillsboro

August 4

Jimmy Mak's

Re-Birthing The Cool, Bebop 'n Beyond

221 NW 10th Ave., Portland, OR


We are doing some of the charts of Gerry Mulligan, Miles Davis & Gil Evans and Dave Pell. Most of what we are playing is the West Coast movement in the period which was around the late 1940s and early 1950s.

This music of Miles Davis, Gil Evans, Gerry Mulligan, Stan Getz, Chet Baker, Shorty Rodgers, Shelly Mann and others helped in cooling down for a minute the Hot Jazz played all over the country in the early 1940s and late 30s.

This was a great time to live in, the music was changing and players were getting their pens out and putting great ideas down on paper, then forming groups to perform their works. The music we are playing is the results of those ideas, plus some ideas of Pete Petersen, Slide Hampton and my own.

Check Us Out!

David Watson and Louis Hayes
David Watson with longtime friend Louis Hayes at Jimmy Maks